• Linda I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


  • Here’s my second recipe:

    Cheesy Shells and Italian Sausage

    8 oz. bulk hot italian pork sausage (I use mild not hot)
    3 garlic cloves
    3 cups unsalted chicken stock
    1 jar (24 oz. ) marinara sauce
    12 oz. medium shell pasta
    4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
    1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
    1 cup seasoned croutons
    2 oz. fresh parmesan cheese ( 1/2…[Read more]

  • I’m not sure if this is the right place for this…. but this a recipe (actually have two) that I would like to submit for the cookbook.

    Tasty Turkey Chili

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use canola)
    1 8 ounce container of trinity mix (onions, celery, green peppers)
    1 tablespoon roasted garlic
    1 (20 ounce) package of ground turkey
    1 (1.25 ounce)…[Read more]

  • Denise was joined by Debbie Kasle to talk about Keeping Up with the End-of-Life Care Wishes on July 10th. It was a very informative show where she told us exactly the type of things we need for our caree’s and for […]

  • Denise:

    I am so sorry that your mom is in the hospital. I hope and pray for a speedy recovery and that she’s back home soon.

    I think I run away everyday when I do something mindless …. read a book, facebook, etc. when I know there are others things i need to be doing.


  • Denise was joined by Lillie, who cares for her mom, for Table Talk on July 4th. Enjoyed listening to Lillie. I don’t get enough time to be in the chats so this was nice to hear her share about her caregiving […]

  • Ellen Rogin joined Denise on Thursday, July 2nd, to discuss clearing your financial clutter. What an awesome show!!!!!! You really must listen to this and even though it dealt with financial matters it can be […]

  • I am grateful that for almost four years Nicole has had three great pediatricians. Today was her last visit and is officially in the adult medical community.

  • That Nicole was able to finally go back to pulmonary rehab even though she struggled.

  • After the problems with Nicole infusion pump this weekend I am grateful that the speciality pharmacy and the insurance approved within hours for her to have a third pump so she will never be without a backup if one breaks/malfunctions.


  • Denise was joined by @Trish, who cares for her brother, Robert, to catch up about their upcoming move and how Robert and Richard are doing. I always love listening to Trish. My thoughts and prayers will be with […]

  • Bruce McIntyre (@brucemc) joined Denise for Care Break on June 9th to talk about serendipity. It was a great show as always. I think sometimes we forget to look for those moments while we are in the trenches of […]

  • Denise was joined by Jan, who cares for her mom, on May 30th. Jan talked about getting hospice for her mom after it had been denied in February. It was a great show. I can totally relate to the Florida summers :) […]

    • @janshriver, just listened your PodCast


      And not just because it was like listening to my own story especially your account of Hospice and your encouragement to not wait too late. I waited late for my Dad. This time around with my Mom I’ve been much quicker to push the button. Most think Hospice is an automatic death sentence and don’t appreciate that it is possible to graduate out of Hospice. While death is a guarantee, the timing is far from it.

      I also had to chuckle at the challenge of travel to and from Ohio. Another commonality with my story is that my parents were “snow birds” for a time splitting time between NE Ohio and the deep South. Denise, winter in NE Ohio rivals anything in Chicago and I’ve lived in both places.

      Blessings and prayers for you and your family.

  • Denise was joined by Bruce McInytre (@brucemc) for Care Break on May 28th. Bruce talked about taking a vacation either with your caree or from caregiving. It was very interesting. I could relate to this because I […]

    • I enjoyed listening to the show! I am currently working on ideas for our Staycation . . . besides doing the Patio remodel! If anyone has any ideas on how to score a very reduced price local hotel room, I am interested. I may get up my courage to ask my nearby Best Western and will let you know how it goes. This is beyond my comfort zone!!!

  • Claire Day joined Denise on May 26th to discuss how to manage care from a distance. It was a great show and I am so glad to hear that Claire’s mom is doing well with her treatments. Claire shared the three […]

  • For the relatively quite day without any phone calls to/from doctor’s etc.

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    Allison, who cares for her husband while raising their young son, joined Denise for Table Talk on May 23rd. Allison talked about her husband and his illness and the impact this has had on their life. She also […]

  • Holly joined Denise for Table Talk on May 15th to continue their conversation from last month about the temptation to hover in order to prevent bad things happening.

    Holly also talked about the memorial service […]

  • ThumbnailDenise was joined by Linda, who cared for her mom until her death and now cares for her dad from a distance. She talked about resentment. I loved Linda (@goinhome) the first time she was on and I loved her just as […]

    • Thank you, Jane! I love my Saturday morning “coffee” with Denise. I have a summer obligation every Saturday morning through October, so it will be a while before Denise and I can talk again…hopefully my memoir will be out by then!


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